NHS Children’s Activity Pack
Ruth Charity, NHS Arts Coordinator, www.
Dear Artist Friends
I do hope you are all keeping well and safe in these surreal and unsettling times.
In the current crisis there are so many patients in hospital who are receiving no visitors, and are worried and feeling isolated.
In certain children’s wards all toys have been removed for infection control reasons and the only resources available are pens and paper for single use.
If you have the time and felt able to create an activity for an A4 sheet we’d love to include it – whether a colouring sheet, the start of a doodle, an idea to share or a game to play with other patients, to help alleviate boredom and take people’s minds off their fears. We’re developing two packs – one for children ‘What can you do with a piece of paper’ and one for adults.
I’m also part of a national Arts Managers network so we’ll be sharing these ideas with other hospitals across the country to support patients.
Please send your contributions to: [email protected]